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I’ve been let down by Boris

Be careful what you ask for I learned from an early age                            1) you don't go out with boys who are members of the notorious Oxford Bullingdon Club,  and                                                       2) BYOB (Bring your own bottle) was a...

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Will ‘lessons be learned’?

People's COVID enquiry The People’s Covid Inquiry, organised by Keep Our NHS Public, presents their finished report. Last February, in the absence of a formal public inquiry into the pandemic, the Inquiry, chaired by the human rights barrister Michael Mansfield QC,...

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Machiavellian manoevres by NHS

Is the NHS following Machiavelli? The way the NHS is tackling their massive appointments backlog reminds me of this scheming Renessaisce Florentine. Probably the nicest things one could say about Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was he was cunning, scheming, and...

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Survey on working with cancer

Did you continue working after diagnosis? Working With Cancer has initiated a survey “Living and Working With Cancer Study”.which could help those of us who think that life should go on even if we have cancer. Some of us have to continue working during and after...

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Wearing what comes naturally

Doing my bit to save the planet Well, COP26 has been and gone.  With all the talk, talk, talk about CO² emissions etc. it made me think;  we've all got clothes we never wear - my wardrobe is full of items I am keeping "just in case". COP26 said it loud and clear -  we...

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Letter to my GP

Dear Doctor Do you have a Rottweiller in your surgery? Recently the media has been full of stories about patients unable to book GP appointments; one barrier could be Receptionists who manage to put us off. If we need to see a GP, one reason can be embarrassing...

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Letter to my GP

Dear Doctor Do you have a Rottweiller in your surgery? Recently the media has been full of stories about patients unable to book GP appointments; one barrier could be Receptionists who manage to put us off. If we need to see a GP, one reason can be embarrassing...

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Clothes maketh the Man

THIS FRONT PAGE SAYS IT ALL Before Lockdown, free copies of the Metro newspaper used to be found in :London hospital Outpatients;  I remembered this cover pic when I read the latest 'laugh out loud' posting from Roy Lilley of nhsmanagers.net. He reminded me of why I...

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Do dogs get better health care?

Fido doesn't have to wait for an appointment If your dog is sick, how long does it wait to see the Vet? Last time I had a sick dog, I phoned the vet and was told "bring him in this afternoon". I had just come out of hospital, and as the Receptionist fussed over him, I...

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Survey

Take part in a survey During lockdown, most of us have been using the Internet, if we haven't before. Now, Macquarie University in Australia want to know what people affected by cancer identify as important when accessing online resources provided by non-profit cancer...

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